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Wyndham Continues South Pacific Expansion with the 149-room Wyndham
Resort Torquay Near Melbourne, Australia, Formerly a Crowne Plaza

GOLD COAST, QLD (October 7, 2011) – Continuing its notable growth in the South Pacific, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group announced the purchase of a range of units to be featured as hotel rooms and holiday apartments and the management rights for Wyndham® Resort Torquay.

The beachfront property located at 100 The Esplanade, Torquay, near Melbourne, Victoria was developed by Massey Pty Ltd as OnShore Torquay and formerly carried the Crowne Plaza flag. It will operate as Wyndham Resort Torquay starting today.

“The Asia Pacific region continues to be a key area of focus for our company’s development,” said Barry Robinson, managing director, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and also managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific. “We are pleased to introduce the Wyndham name to Torquay and grow the brand in Victoria, further strengthening our presence in this region.”

Wyndham Hotel Group was launched in the South Pacific region in 2010 with the acquisition of Wyndham Surfers Paradise, the hotel division’s first mixed use property in collaboration with Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. The company’s rapid expansion includes the recent purchase and management rights of Ramada® Resort Port Douglas and franchise agreements for two Ramada properties in New Zealand.

Wyndham Resort Torquay will be a mixed-use property featuring 149 rooms, a combination of hotel rooms and one and two bedroom self-contained holiday apartments. In addition to management of the resort, Wyndham has contracted to acquire a selection of hotel rooms and apartments to be transferred into WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, for use by its 44,000 Vacation Owners of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s Vacation Ownership club.

Torquay, one of Victoria’s favourite beachside towns, is located in the south-west, a 20 minute drive from Geelong, 90 minutes from Melbourne and approximately half an hour from Avalon airport. It is home to one of Australia’s most famous surf beaches, Bells Beach and is the gateway to the world-renowned Great Ocean Road.

“Wyndham Resort Torquay is a significant addition to our portfolio as we continue to expand into Australia and the South Pacific region through franchising and management agreements,” added Mr. Robinson.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,220 hotels and 612,900 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham™, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada and Days Inn hotels, which are managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany; N.J. Additional information is available at For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit

In the South Pacific region, select brands and brand tiers have been identified for growth from the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio including: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Days Inn®, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, and Planet Hollywood.

About Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific develops, markets and sells Vacation Ownership interests in a network of 22 Vacation Ownership resorts in the Asia Pacific region at locations including: Denarau Island, Fiji; Cairns, Port Douglas, Marcoola Beach, Caloundra and Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia; Coffs Harbour, Hunter Valley, Port Macquarie, Port Stephens and Sydney in New South Wales, Australia; Ballarat and Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Australia; Dunsborough and Perth in Western Australia; Seven Mile Beach in Tasmania, Australia; and Rotorua and Wanaka in New Zealand and serves more than 44,000 vacation owners throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (a division of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, part of Wyndham Worldwide) has its Asia Pacific corporate office on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and employs more than 1100 staff throughout the South Pacific.

Sue Currie
VP Public Relations & Communications
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Wyndham Corporate Centre
7, 1 Corporate Court
Bundall Qld 4217
+61 (07) 5512 8735/0410 424 847

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